Insiders Guide to the NHS - EVENT POSTPONED.

Course Category:
Health and Wellbeing
, Social and Community Enterprise


  • £37.90: Members of Devon Communities Together 
  • £48.56: Charities, Community Groups or Parish and Town Councils that are not members of Devon Community Together
  • £91.20: Private Sector organisations and Statutory Local Authorities


Course Description

Do you know an STP from ICS? Are you wondering about how the newly forming PCN’s will affect how you work with the local GPs?


This course will allow you to ask all those random questions you have on the NHS, but weren’t sure who you could ask.  This course will be based on questions asked by delegates on registration with more spontaneous questions asked at the workshop, thus each course will be different.  However, it is anticipated that we will cover the Primary Care Networks which are currently being formed by groups of GPs, system working across Devon and who all the partners are, the recently merged CCGs into NHS Devon CCG and what that means for integration with the Councils, and where public health fits into the picture – all in a context of how local charities and small providers interact with the NHS and what all the changes mean for them.


aims and objectives

  • By the end of the workshop delegates will have a better understanding of the NHS in Devon and its direction of travel and how small providers within Devon are able to interact with it.


about your tutor

Nicola Gurr

Nicola has recently left the NHS after many years working there, first as a nurse and more latterly as a senior commissioner within a Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). In between, she has worked within NHS contracting teams (in providers and CCGs) and public health as well as leading teams, facilitating meetings and heading up projects and programmes. 

Nicola is ideally placed give an insider’s guide to the to NHS, having worked in it for over 20 years and has worked within the Devon system for 4 years, having been a senior CCG leader involved in the integration with Plymouth City Council and then as Devon moved into a Sustainability and Transformational Partnership and using this effectively to change diabetic care across Devon.

Nicola is a skilled presenter and workshop facilitator who runs interactive sessions so delegates can get involved as they wish.




Please let Support Services know if there is anything that would affect your learning and if there is anything we can do to enable you to fully participate in our courses and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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